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2020

Public Art Reston to Host a Live Virtual Artist Talk with DeWitt Godfrey, interviewed by Marco Randoopens PDF file
Tyson’s Today, Anne Delaney, June 31, 2020

Thursday Morning Notes: Public Art Reston to Host Virtual Artist Talkopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, July 30, 2020

Public Art Reston Launches Self-Guided Art Touropens PDF file
Reston Now, Madeline Taylor, July 20, 2020

Public Art Reston Publishes Updated, Self-Guided Tour of Lake Anne Public Artopens PDF file
Viva Reston, Anne Delaney, July 15, 2020

Live Virtual Public Art Tour of Lake Anne Village Center
Public Art Reston and the Reston Historic Trust and Museum, July 13, 2020

7 Must-See Public Artworks in Restonopens PDF file
Visit Fairfax, Anne Delaney, July 10, 2020

Feel Good Fridays: Explore Reston’s Public Art 
Visit Fairfax, July 10, 2020

Colts Neck Road Underpass Public Artwork Has Been Nominated for CODAawardsopens PDF file
Northern Virginia Magazine, Michele Kettner, July 2, 2020

Public Art Reston launches Public Art Explorer learning art adventuresopens PDF file
Viva Reston, Anne Delaney, June 28, 2020

Reston Mural Judged Among Top 100 Globallyopens PDF file
Virginia Connection, Mercia Hobson, June 24, 2020

Fairfax County E-Bird: Vote to Get this Underpass Over the Topopens PDF file
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, June 23, 2020

Thoreau’s Ensemble by Ben Volta Placed in the 2020 CODAawards Top 100!opens PDF file
Tyson’s Today, Anne Delaney, June 23, 2020

Colts Neck Road Underpass Art Nominated for International Awardopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, June 19, 2020

One Artist Two Hashtags and VIRGINIA STRONG in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Connection, Mercia Hobson, June 2, 2020

The Arts are in Fairfaxopens PDF file
Fairfax County Times, Dana Stewart, May 15, 2020

New Mosaic Public Artwork Debuts in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, Ashley Hopko, May 13, 2020

Participate in the Reston Chalk Festival Online, All Month
Local DMV, Rebecca Burnett, May 8, 2020

Around Town: Artwork on Lake Thoreau Spillway Will Stay in Place Until Juneopens PDF file
Reston Now, Ashley Hopko, April 13, 2020

Turn to the Artsopens PDF file
Fairfax County Times, Dana C. Stewart, April 10, 2020

Wooden Horse Will Soon be Back on its Feet in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, Ashley Hopko, February 10, 2020

South Lakes Students Share Designs for Upcoming Art Installationopens PDF file
Reston Patch, Michael O’Connell, February 7, 2020

South Lakes Students Share Designs for Upcoming Art Installationopens PDF file
Reston Patch, Michael O’Connell, February 7, 2020

Despite Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges, South Lakes High School STEAM Team creatively moves aheadopens PDF file
Viva Reston, December, 2020

2019

Restonians Band Together to ‘Light Up Reston’ opens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, November 20, 2019

Public Art at New Lake Anne Fellowship House Approved opens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, November 14, 2019

Wednesday Morning Notes: A Legacy to Live on in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, October 16, 2019

Public Art Reston to Unveil Colts Neck Road Underpass Projectopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, October 15, 2019

A Legacy to Live on in Restonopens PDF file ,
Reston Connection, Mercia Hobson, October 15, 2019

‘Thoreau’s Ensemble’ to put Reston ‘on the Public Art World Map’opens PDF file ,
Fairfax County Times, Jane Rems, October 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Notes: Colts Neck Road Underpass Installation Underwayopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, October 1, 2019

Chalk One Up for ChalkFest at Reston Town Center 2019opens PDF file ,
Reston Connection, September 22, 2019

Thursday Morning Notes: Chalking It Up for ChalkFestopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, September 19, 2019

Public Art Reston Announces Ben Volta’s Final Design for Colts Neck Road Underpassopens PDF file ,
East City Art, September 11, 2019

Design for Public Art Project for Colts Neck Road Underpass in Reston Approvedopens PDF file
Reston Connection, September 11, 2019

Colts Neck Road Underpass Art Receives Final Design Approvalopens PDF file ,
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, September 6, 2019

Registration for ChalkFest at Reston Town Center is Now Openopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, August 1, 2019

Non-Profit Spotlight: Public Art Restonopens PDF file ,
Dream Vacation Magazine, July 2019

Activated by Art, Public Art Reston Works Toward Enhancing Reston’s Underpasses and Promoting Their Useopens PDF file ,
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, July 2019, pages 22-24

Reston Elementary Students Leave Part of Themselves Behindopens PDF file
Fairfax County Times, Janet Rems, July 28, 2019

New Prismatic Art Installed on Lake Thoreau Spillwayopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, July 23, 2019

Next Week: Last Chance to Help Create Art for Colts Neck Underpass Projectopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, June 21, 2019

Public Art Proposal for Colts Neck Road Underpass Receives Design Approvalopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, June 19, 2019

Spring Farm Day and More this Weekend in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, May 10, 2019

Pup Social and More This Weekend in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatima Waseem, April 26, 2019

Reston Founder’s Day: Simon’s Guiding Principles Alive and Shine in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Connection, Mercia Hobson, April 9, 2019

Have You Seen These Eight Public Art Pieces Around Reston?opens PDF file
Reston Now, Catherine Douglas Moran, April 8, 2019

Public Art Reston Picks Artist to Transform Colts Neck Road Underpassopens PDF file
Reston Now, Catherine Douglas Moran, March 19, 2019

Reston to Celebrate Founder’s Day, 55th Anniversary, April 6opens PDF file
Reston Connection, March 19, 2019

2018

Art in Reston Underpassesopens PDF file
Around Reston, Fall-Winter 2018, pages 18-19

Public Art Reston TYopens PDF file
VivaReston Lifestyle Magazine Newsletter, October 24, 2018

Building a Portfolio of Public Artopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, October 2018, pages 34-37

STEAM Team Brings Public Art to Lake Anneopens PDF file
Around Reston, Abigail Fundling, Fall 2018

Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne promotes public art in Reston
Local DMV, Kiona Dyches, June 10, 2018

Festival Anual de Arte Callejero “Chalk on the Water” Regresa Este Junio a Lake Anneopens PDF file
El Tiempo Latino, June 5, 2018

New Public Art Installed at Reston Station Plazaopens PDF file
Reston Now, April 16, 2018

The Art of Community Engagementopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Abigail Fundling, April 2018, pages 28-31

Spiraling Glass Sculpture to Debut at Signature Park in Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, Fatimah Waseem, March 28, 2018

Arts Council Awards Grants to Three Reston Groupsopens PDF file
Reston Connection, Mercia Hobson, January 10 – January 16, 2018, page 8

2017

New Reston Museum Exhibit Showcases Community’s Legacy of Public Artopens PDF file
Reston Now, October 17, 2017

ChalkFest Brings Public Art to Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Connection, Colin Stoecker, September 20 – September 26, 2017, Front Page, page 12

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia: Chalk Festopens PDF file
Washington Post, Going Out Guide, September 14-20, 2017

ChalkFest Coming Up This Weekend at Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke, September 11, 2017

Inspiring Public Art: Public Art Reston to Celebrate 10th Anniversaryopens PDF file
Reston Connection, August 23-29, 2017, page 13

In the Know! Hunters Woods Public Artopens PDF file
Around Reston, Summer – Fall 2017, page 64

Public Art Reston Celebrates 10 Year Anniversaryopens PDF file
Around Reston, Summer – Fall 2017, page 14

The Journey to Create Althea
Fairfax Times, Janet Rems, August 18, 2017

Public Art Reston will Host its Annual ChalkFest at Reston Town Center this Septemberopens PDF file
Viva Reston Lifestyle, July – August 2017, page 83

For Fourth Year, SLHS STEAM Team has Public Art Display on Lake Thoreauopens PDF file
Reston Now, Brooke Giles, July 25, 2017

Chalk on the Water Winners Showcase Finest in Public Artopens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke, June 12, 2017

Lake Anne is for Lovers: Virginia Tourism Letter Display Now Upopens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke, June 9, 2017

Founder’s Day Celebrates Past, Future of Reston with Events for Young and Oldopens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke, April 10, 2017

En Plein Air: Merging Art and the Outdoors: Merging the Art and the Outdoors.opens PDF file
Reston magazine (….), Janet Rems, April 2017, pp. 32-34

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Takes Place for Hunters Woods Senior Living Communityopens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke — March 30, 2017

Public Art Reston Marks 10th Anniversaryopens PDF file
Reston Connection, March 29 – April 4, 2017, page 2

Three Documentaries on Public Art in Reston To Be Screenedopens PDF file
RestonNow.com, March 23, 2017

Reston Public Art Film Series Set for Mar. 28opens PDF file
Falls Church News-Press, March 20, 2017

Annual Founder’s Day Celebration To Feature Music, Art, Films, Moreopens PDF file
RestonNow.com, March 20, 2017

Public Art Organization Has New Imageopens PDF file
Reston Now, Dave Emke, March 17, 2017

Public Art Reston Launches New Look for Ten-Year Anniversaryopens PDF file
Reston Patch, By Isatou Simaga (Patch Staff), March 16, 2017

Public Art Reston Presents Three Filmsopens PDF file
Reston Patch, Mona Kazour, March 10, 2017

2016

Save the Date: IPAR Reception & Fundraiser Nov. 3opens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, October 25, 2016 

IPAR Screening Tuesdayopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, October 3, 2016

Award-winning Silver Line Sculptor Kicks Off IPAR Artist Talks.opens PDF file
McLean Patch, De Castillo, – September 12, 2016

Mind-Blowing Chalk Artwork Lights Up Restonopens PDF file
Reston Patch, Dan Taylor, September 11, 2016

The Art of Child’s Play. For Children Growing Up in Reston, Public Art Is a Happy Playgroundopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems,  August 2016, pp. 20-22

Reston Town Center is About to Get Colorfulopens PDF file
Reston Patch, Dan Taylor, August 15, 2016

ChalkFest Returns to Reston Town Center Sept. 9-10opens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, August 11, 2016

ChalkFest at Reston Town Center… a growing public art traditionopens IMAGE file
Around Reston Magazine, Summer-Fall 2016, p. 54

SLHS Students Create New Public Artwork for Lake Thoreauopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff,  July 14, 2016

Photos: Lake Anne Bricks Turn Into Artists’ Galleryopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, June 13, 2016

Artists go for top prizes at 3rd annual Chalk on the Water Festivalopens PDF file
Fairfax County Times, Bonnie Stephens, June 9, 2016

Street-painting Festival at Lake Anne Plazaopens PDF file
Connection, June 8, 2016

IPAR Seeking Entries for Bike Racks That Are Works of Artopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, May 2, 2016

Mutual Understanding Mutual Respectopens PDF file
Fairfax County Times, Janet Rems, April 21, 2016

Want to Design an Artistic Bike Rack?opens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Ellen Graves, April 2016, p. 8

Mutual Respect/Mutual Understandingopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Cathy Hudgins, April 2016, p. 16

Save the Dates: A Full Slate For Founders Week Starting April 3opens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, March 14, 2016

2015

Equity Lens in the Communityopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Leila Gordon, Winter 2015, p. 18

RA’s Partnerships Make a Better, Brighter Communityopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Jessica Bigger, Winter 2015, pp. 40-42

2015 Reston Multicultural Festivalopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Photos by Kristina Alcorn and Leroy Wallin, Winter 2015 pp. 45-47

Joe Ritchey receiving the BCA 10 award presented by Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) on October 6, 2015, in New York Cityopens VIDEO file
Americans for the Arts, October, 6, 2015

“We Make Reston” Wall to Open Saturdayopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, September 23, 2015

“We Make Reston” Showcases Community’s Diversity
Fairfax Times, Janet Rems, September 18-20, 2015, p. B-1 and B-7.

Weekend Picks: ChalkFest, Yard Sale, Diving Dogsopens PDF file
Reston Now, September 11, 2015

Art Has An Impactopens PDF file
Reston Now, September 10, 2015

Public Art Spurs Economic Developmentopens PDF file
Americans for the Arts, Joe Ritchey, September 1, 2015

Reston’s Signature Strength: Diversityopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Leila Gordon, Fall 2015, pp. 18-19

Irresistible Artopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Janet Rems, Fall 2015, pp. 44-45

Joe Ritchey to be honored in New York City for his 30 years of giving to the arts
Reston Lifestyle, July – August 2015, pp 8- 10

Joe Ritchey – Commercial Real Estate and the Arts
Reston Impact, July 2015 (on Vimeo)

South Lakes High School STEAM Team Unveils New Public Art Projectopens PDF file
Reston Patch, July 14, 2015

Public Art Project ‘Nothing Twice’ Debuts at Lake Thoreauopens PDF file
Reston Now, July 14, 2015

Restonians’ Portraits to be Featured in INSIDE OUT Projectopens PDF file
Reston Now, July 7, 2015

Kinetic sculpture returns to Lake Thoreau for second summer
Public art installation spearheaded by South Lakes High School STEAM Team
FairfaxTimes.com, June 30, 2015

2nd Annual Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festivalopens PDF file
Virginia Connection Newspapers, June 17, 2015

Save the Date: Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne June 13- 14opens PDF file
Reston Now, May 19, 2015

Reston’s Ritchey to the Honored with National Arts Awardopens PDF file
Reston Now, May 18, 2015

Lake Anne Preps for 2nd Annual Chalk in the Water Festopens PDF file
Reston Patch, May 12, 2015

Best of Reston Honors Eight
FarirfaxTimes.com, May 4, 2015

Public Art Will Return to Lake Thoreau Spillway in Juneopens PDF file
Reston Now, Karen Goff, May 1, 2015

Now Open: Whimsical Public Art at Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, April 28, 2015

Public Art in Progress at Reston Town Square Parkopens PDF file
Reston Now, April 13, 2015

IPAR Needs Volunteers, Materialsopens PDF file
Reston Now, March 31, 2015

Best of Reston Announces 2015 Award Winners
opens PDF file
Reston Now, January 9, 2015

2014

Public Art Sculpture to Be Dedicated Monday in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Patch, December 14, 2014 

People & Places: The Initiative for Public Art — Reston is slated to receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $20,000
FairfaxTimes.com, December 11, 2014

IPAR Gets $20K Grant for Reston Public Art Projectopens PDF file
Reston Now, December 10, 2014

Thoreau Homeowners Give Back With Holiday Lightsopens PDF file
Reston Now, December 4, 2014

People & Places: Celebrating public art in Reston
FairfaxTimes.com,  November 20, 2014

Clevelands to be Honored by Children’s Organizationopens PDF file
Reston Now, November 6, 2014

IPAR Reconnects Reston with a sense of possibility and wonder
Reston Lifestyle, October – November 2014, pp 12-13

Reston’s Alpha Organizationsopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Carol Nahorniak, Fall 2014, pp. 34-35

Restonians Earn Fairfax County Arts Council Honoropens PDF file
Reston Now, September 15, 2014

Reston Town Center Hosts ChalkFest
IPAR ChalkFest brings hundreds of spectators and artists to Reston.
The Connection, September 10, 2014

Chalk talks in Reston

Gallery: ChalkFest at Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, September 8, 2014

Reston Town Center’s Colorful ChalkFestopens PDF file
Modern Reston, September 7, 2014

Weekend Pick: Chalkfest at Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, September 5, 2014

Farewell, Lake Thoreau’s Pyramid of Lightopens PDF file
Reston Now, August 29, 2014

Weekend Pick: Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festivalopens PDF file
Reston Now, August 28, 2014

Lake Anne Jazz Festival on Aug. 30
The Connection, August 21, 2014

ChalkFest Coming to Reston Town Centeropens PDF file
Reston Now, August 21, 2014

Photos: Improving Lake Thoreau’s “Pyramid of Light”opens PDF file
Reston Now, July 17, 2014

Photos: Chalking it Up at Lake Anne Plazaopens PDF file
Reston Now, June 9, 2014

Public Art Rising at Hyatt Parkopens PDF file
Reston Now, June 6, 2014

Street Artist Commemorates Reston History With 3-D Chalk Pieceopens PDF file
Northern Virginia Magazine, June 3, 2014

Chalk on the Water Festivalopens PDF file
Let’s Talk Live, News Channel 8, ABC, June 2, 2014

South Lakes students bring art to life
Kinetic ‘Pyramid of Light’ now on view at Lake Thoreau
Fairfax Times, May 29, 2014

Art on the Lakeopens PDF file
Reston Connection, May 28, 2014

Bricks Will Become Murals At Lake Anne’s Chalk on the Water Festivalopens PDF file
Reston Now, May 20, 2014

Lake Thoreau Now Holds “Pyramid of Light”opens PDF file
Reston Now, May 9, 2014

Coming Soon: Lake Thoreau Spillway As Public Art Projectopens PDF file
Reston Now, April 25, 2014

Live, Work, Play – But No Final Resting Place in Restonopens PDF file
Reston Now, April 2, 2014

Residents Speak Out on Future Amenities at Baron Cameron Parkopens PDF file
Reston Now, Friday, March 28, 2014

Reston’s Public Art History On Display at Dullesopens PDF file
Reston Now, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Initiative for Public Art-Reston greets Dulles passengers
Fairfax Times,  Friday, March 14, 2014

Initiative for Public Art – Reston Exhibition at Dulles International Airport Celebrates opens PDF file Reston’s Public Art and the Community as a Cultural Destinationopens PDF file
Reston Connection, March 12, 2014

Using Art to Create a Safer, More Engaging Place
Reston Association, Spring 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-38

Proposed Art in Silver Line Keeps Communities in Mindopens PDF file
Reston Connection, February 12, 2014

2013

Celebrating the ‘Vision” in Reston
FairfaxTimes.com, Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Comes to Reston. Multicultural Festival, Reston Home Tour highlight fall events.opens PDF file
Reston Connection, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jazz, Blues Time at Lake Anne. Seventh annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival held in Reston.opens PDF file
Reston Connection, Thursday, September 5, 2013

IPAR Unveils Latest Project at Reston Hyattopens PDF file
Reston Connection, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Holly Morris speaks with Joe Ritchey, Founder of Initiative for Public Art – Reston, David Eisenman, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Reston, Mary Ann Mears, Sculptor, and Robert E. Simon, Reston’s Founder.
FOX5 Morning News, My Fox DC, Wednesday, June 25, 2013, 4:14 minutes

Arts Council aims to map public art. Program seeks to create ‘sense of community’
Fairfax Times, Thursday, June 6, 2013

Photos: New, Improved Dogwood Pool Re-Openingopens PDF file
Reston Patch, May 11, 2013

Public Art Centerpieceopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Summer 2013, pp. 30 – 35

Blank Wall to Become Public Art
Fairfax Times, April 10, 2013

Collaboration views public art through the eyes of children
Fairfax Times, March 20, 2013

Explore Art In Embassies at IPAR Eventopens PDF file
Reston Patch, March 7, 2013

Reston Groups Honored By Board of Supervisorsopens PDF file
Reston Patch, January 29, 2013

2012

IPAR Honors Three at Annual Receptionopens PDF file
Reston Patch, November 16, 2012

Celebrate Public Art at Nov. 15 Receptionopens PDF file
Reston Patch, November 7, 2012

IPAR to Honor Public Art Supportersopens PDF file
Reston Connection, November 8, 2012

Reston Recognized for Public Artopens PDF file
Reston Connection, October 17 – 23, 2012, p. 3

Celebrating, nurturing creativity in Fairfax County. Arts Council presents 2012 awards.
Fairfax Times,  October 17, 2012

IPAR to be honored with Arts Council Awardopens PDF file
Reston Patch, October 9, 2012

Reston: The Art of Communityopens PDF file
Reston Magazine, Fall 2012, pp.24-27

Lake Anne Hosts “Out of Place”opens PDF file
Reston Connection, May 9 – 15, 2012

Gallery: “Out of Place” at Lake Anneopens PDF file
Reston Patch, May 7, 2012

Sculptor to create new Reston landmark. Second major project of Initiative for Public Art – Reston
Fairfax Times, March 28, 2012

2011

Public Art Comes to the Movies – Reston Community Center
Reston Patch, Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IPAR Supporters Get a Look at Next Project. Public art at Hyatt Park will integrate with the vision and feel of Reston.opens PDF file
Reston Patch, November 11, 2011

Public Art Comes to the Movies in Reston
Reston, VA News, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, August 26, 2011

Ann Rust Honored for Dedication to the Arts. More than 80 people attended a high tea, which recognized her leadership and accomplishments.opens PDF file
Herndon Patch, March 28, 2011

IPAR Salutes 4
Fairfax Times, January 4, 2011

2010
Public Art Public Prideopens PDF file
Reston magazine, 2010 Winter Edition, pp. 34-36

Five Minutes With Robert E. Simon
Reston Patch, September 28, 2010

Children develop sense of community through artwork. Hunters Woods elementary students create, dedicate public art project.
Fairfax Times, September 15, 2010

Art Goes Public in Reston. Artist Valerie Theberge Presents First Reston Public Art Project
Reston Connection, July 7, 2010

Reston Public Art Gets Underway. Hunters Woods Students Work On Mosaic For Underpass.
Reston Connection, June 30, 2010

GRACE Presents ‘gaps’. New Exhibit Highlights ‘gaps In Reality
Reston Connection, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sculptures to GRACE Town Square Park
Reston Connection, June 9, 2010

Students to Participate in First IPAR Project
Reston Connection, January 12, 2010

2009

Delaney to Head Public Art Effortopens PDF file
Reston Connection, November 18, 2009

2008
Public art proposals ready in fall
Fairfax County Times, August 6, 2008

Discussing Public Art In Reston
Reston Connection, August 7, 2008

Public Art Project Discussed
The Observer, June 6, 2008

Reston begins work on public art “model”
Fairfax County Times

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